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Scholarship Opportunities

NSHSS works to continuously provide scholarship opportunities to our members to defray the costs associated with college and life-changing educational programs. A variety of scholarships are available for high school students to support college tuition at the accredited college or university of the member’s choosing, study abroad programs and special leadership and skills development programs through NSHSS partners. 

College members also have access to scholarships to further support their collegiate studies, as well as opportunities to attend exclusive conferences such as Clinton Global Initiative University and the annual Nobel Prize week festivities in Stockholm, Sweden.  

NSHSS is a long-time member and supporter of the National Scholarship Providers Association (NSPA), a nonprofit, membership association that advances the collective impact of scholarship providers and the scholarships they award. NSPA was established in 1999 by Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, Fastweb.com, Hispanic Scholarship Fund and Scholarship America to facilitate the creation of scholarship best practices, encourage professional development and to establish cooperative relationships among scholarship providers.

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Scholarship updates are posted monthly in our newsletter Scholarship Updates article and weekly during the academic year in our "Scholarship Sunday" postings on our facebook page. As scholarships open, they are posted online in your member dashboard under "Apply for Scholarships" once you are logged in. Be sure to set your contact preferences on your member profile to allow communication from NSHSS in order to have scholarship details sent to you.

For most scholarships, you will need to include a personal statement; resume of honors, awards, leadership activities, extracurricular activities, and community service; educator recommendation; transcript, and photo. If you are applying for more than one scholarship, you may submit one transcript and recommendation to use for multiple scholarships. The educator recommendation form is online and the link is provided in the scholarship applications. Review all guidelines for particular scholarships before submitting the application.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

NOLS Scholarships 2015

The National Outdoor Leadership School provides two full tuition scholarships for NSHSS members to attend NOLS summer courses. All NSHSS members receive a $150 partial scholarship for NOLS courses, and the standard NOLS $65 application fee is waived. Apply directly through NOLS for the program and for the scholarship by contacting 800-710-6657 and be sure to indicate your are an NSHSS member.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Semester at Sea 2015

Semester at Sea waives the $50 non-refundable application fee for NSHSS members. NSHSS also awards an around-the-world travel/study program scholarship, an amazing opportunity worth up to $20,000 to an NSHSS college member. Deadline April 1, 2015.

Friday, April 3, 2015

CCP College Prep Programme London & Paris 2015

10 full scholarships of $1,200 for NSHSS high school members enrolled in the CCP College Prep Programme London & Paris. Students must pre-enroll in London program to participate in the Paris trip and all members receive a $500 partial scholarship for the London program and $300 for the Paris trip. Apply for the Paris trip full scholarship in the member dashboard by April 2, 2015. First, apply for the London program directly at http://www.ccpcollegeprepprogramme.org/ with your NSHSS member number. This pre-college summer program offers college level courses, daily cultural activities in London, with excursions to Stonehenge, Warwick Castle, and Bath. All NSHSS members enrolled in the London program receive a full scholarship ($500) for the optional SAT/ACT prep course.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Di Yerbury International Scholar Awards 2015

Five $1,000 scholarships awarded in honor of Dr. Di Yerbury, NSHSS Advisory Board Member, for NSHSS college students to participate in international study during college. The funds can be used for college tuition, books, and expenses. Funds will be distributed to the recipient’s university upon confirmation of enrollment in a study abroad program.

Friday, April 17, 2015

MCON 15 Conference Scholarship

MCON 2015 in Chicago, IL on June 24-25, 2015. MCON 2015 is a two-day conference on cause movements and how to activate people for good. Discussions will include speakers Daniel Lubetzky of KIND Snacks, Daniel Lee from the Levi Strauss Foundation, Sarah Green from the Art Assignment, and more. MCON 2015 explores four areas: 1. Art: Designers and artists whose projects increase awareness and inspire action 2. Media: Journalists and producers representing both digital and traditional media who are highlighting social issues 3. Business: Companies and leaders who are transforming old business models 4. Place: Civic and cause activists who are driving community or cultural change The organizers of MCON 2015 are offering NSHSS college students and college graduates a scholarship opportunity to attend the conference in-person on June 24-25, 2015 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. One scholarship is available which includes a General Admission ticket (value $199) and three nights stay at The Thompson Chicago, the official conference hotel (value $650). To apply for the scholarship, please answer the following question in 700 characters: What issue is most important to you, and how will your attendance at MCON15 impact the people and/or projects that you want to help? Apply for the scholarship in your member dashboard by logging in at http://www.nshss.org/dashboard. The deadline to apply is April 17, 2015.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Princeton Review 2015

Three $1,000 college scholarships provided by the Princeton Review for NSHSS high school seniors and college freshmen.

Monday, April 20, 2015

A&F Diversity Champions 2015 International

10 $1,000 scholarships for high school seniors reflecting experience and perspectives on diversity & inclusion for students enrolled in or enrolling in a university in one of the following countries in the fall of 2015: Australia, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, or United Kingdom. Deadline to apply: April 20, 2015 The awards are for the freshman year of college. Apply online in the member dashboard when the application opens. You may cancel the application before submitting but once submitted, it is closed for editing. Requirements: personal statement, resume, educator recommendation submitted online by the recommender, transcript, and a color photo. The statement & resume may be uploaded or copied and pasted into the application. The transcript may be uploaded, mailed, or emailed. The applications also requires responses to questions on the application regarding Diversity & Inclusion

Monday, April 20, 2015

A&F Diversity Champion Awards 2015

15 $1,000 scholarships for high school seniors reflecting experience and perspectives on diversity & inclusion. Deadline to apply: April 20, 2015 The awards are for the freshman year of college. Apply online in the member dashboard when the application opens. You may cancel the application before submitting but once submitted, it is closed for editing. Requirements: personal statement, resume, educator recommendation submitted online by the recommender, transcript, and a color photo. The statement & resume may be uploaded or copied and pasted into the application. The transcript may be uploaded, mailed, or emailed. The applications also requires responses to questions on the application regarding Diversity & Inclusion.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Claes Nobel Entrepreneur Scholar Awards

$1,000 awards open to high school juniors and seniors who have an idea for a product, service, business, or other innovation. Apply online in the member dashboard. Requirements: Description: A brief description of your proposed idea, business, or product explaining what it is, why there is a need for it, how it is different from others in the same category, how you would make (or have made) a prototype, and what is your plan for turning this innovation into reality. Let us know how you got the idea and what you have done about it thus far. Business Plan: Applicants are also required to include a business plan outlining strategies for launching their idea. A business plan outlines how you plan to grow your business and explains your strategic vision. Visit websites such as Small Business Administration for information and guidance and tips for creating your plan. The Small Business Administration website provides free information for young entrepreneurs and for guidance. You may also take 30-minute free online courses for young entrepreneurs to assist you with starting a business, as well as creating a business plan, which also contains a sample business plan template: https://www.sba.gov/tools/sba-learning-center/training/young-entrepreneurs https://www.sba.gov/tools/sba-learning-center/training/how-write-business-plan https://www.sba.gov/content/how-make-your-business-plan-stand-out https://www.sba.gov/content/young-entrepreneurs-series Your business plan should include the following components in a document. You may review the SBA sample template from the free online video course: Your business plan should include the following components in a document. You may review the SBA sample template from the free online video course provided by the SBA https://www.sba.gov/tools/sba-learning-center/training/how-write-business-plan • Executive Summary • Company Description • Market Analysis • Organization and Management plan • Service or Product description • Marketing and sales plans • Funding request needs (if applicable) • Financial projections Applications also require an educator recommendation, transcript, resume, and photo.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Envision Career & Leadership Program 2015

Five full tuition scholarships for the Envision summer career program of your choice. All members receive a $200 tuition discount by enrolling on the Envision/NSHSS webpage and including your NSHSS Membership Identification Number.

Friday, May 1, 2015

NSHSS Ambassador Awards 2015

Ten $1,000 scholarships for NSHSS Ambassadors graduating in 2015 who demonstrate specific ways in which they have represented NSHSS and helped to build a positive global community. Apply online in the member area of the website at https://www.nshss.org/dashboard/ When you apply online, once you submit your application, it will be closed for editing. For this application, you will need: . name and email address of your school principal . name and email address of your school counselor . name and email address of your recommender if you have not have a recommendation submitted in 2015 . resume listing honors and awards, leadership activities, extra-curricular activities, and community service . color photo of yourself . Personal statement addressing one of the following: A. In what specific ways you have represented NSHSS as an ambassador? B. How you have contributed as an ambassador to building a positive global community? You are encouraged to send include photos and press clippings of any activities if available. Transcript - submit a transcript via upload, email, or mail. If you have already submitted a transcript for a 2015 scholarship, you do not need to send another one. Transcripts may be uploaded or emailed to: scholarships@nshss.org or mailed to NSHSS Ambassador Scholarship NSHSS Headquarters 1936 N. Druid Hills Road Atlanta, GA 30319

Friday, May 1, 2015

NSHSS Academic Paper Awards 2015

Twenty-five $250 cash awards to recognize NSHSS members who have written academic papers as class assignments in high school, such as a research paper, an original essay, or an analytical paper. Winning papers will be published on the NSHSS website. The essay must have been assigned and submitted for a class you have taken in high school, or are currently taking. If you are dual-enrolled in high school and college, you may submit a paper from the college class. We will not consider fiction or poetry, journal entries, computer programs, or lab reports. You may submit one paper per year. Winners must agree to publication of their essay on the NSHSS website in order to receive the award. Winning essays will be posted on the NSHSS website. All entries must be submitted by May 1, 2015. Submissions will not be returned. Method of submission: Upload a copy of your essay on the online application as a Word document or pdf. You will need to provide the title of the paper, name of the class, term/year when the class was taken, and the name and contact information of the teacher who assigned the paper. Apply online in the member dashboard: http://www.nshss.org/dashboard/ Deadline to submit: May 1, 2015 For questions, please contact scholarships@nshss.org *Essays must be submitted in English.

Friday, May 15, 2015

NSHSS Literary Competition

Express Yourself! Deadline for all submissions: May 15, 2015 All NSHSS high school members are eligible to submit their creative work in our new Claes Nobel Literary Competition. Winning literary entries will be published on the NSHSS website. Entries will be judged on creativity, technique, expression, and originality. Three prizes will be awarded in each of the two categories: Poetry and Fiction. In each category, the following prizes will be awarded: First prize: $1,000 2nd prize: $500 3rd prize: $250 Students may submit poetry and/or fiction to the literary contest. All entries must be uploaded online in the application in the member dashboard. Entries should not have been previously published. All entries must be uploaded online in the application either as documents files or pdf files. Submit one entry per category. Poetry: Students may submit their original poetry in any style, from formal verse, to free verse to experimental. The poem should be formatted as you wish it to appear in publication. Fiction: Student may submit a piece of short fiction, which must be no more than 5,000 words and should not be single-spaced. The entry may be any genre of the student’s choice, including graphic novel or story. By submitting your literary work to us, you are giving NSHSS and its partners, affiliates, and licensees the non-exclusive right to publish your work in any format, including print, electronic, and online media. However, all individual contributors to NSHSS retain the right to submit their work for non-exclusive publication elsewhere, and you have our permission to do so. Winners in the poetry and fiction categories may be invited to participate in a public reading of their works. If you wish to submit both an entry in Poetry and an entry in Fiction, you may do so (or you may wish to submit in one category only).

Friday, May 15, 2015

NSHSS Visual Arts Competition

NSHSS high school students may submit visual art and photography–painting, ceramics, glass, sculpture, mixed media, printmaking, weaving, digital and 35mm photography. These must be submitted as digital files, which must be a minimum 300 dpi JPEG. All work must be the student’s original work. Submit only one entry. By submitting your work to us, you are giving NSHSS and its partners, affiliates, and licensees the non-exclusive right to publish your work in any format, including print, electronic, and online media. However, all individual contributors to NSHSS retain the right to submit their work for non-exclusive publication elsewhere, and you have our permission to do so. Finalists will be contacted to submit physical artworks if appropriate for the category. These will be shipped to the NSHSS headquarters at the finalist’s expense and will be donated to NSHSS. Applicants must also provide a brief statement describing the work submitted – what inspired the work, how it was created, and the intent. Entries also require an educator recommendation. For questions, contact scholarships@nshss.org

Friday, May 15, 2015

NSHSS Video Competition

Express Yourself! Video - Open to all high school members. Video Prompt: Express yourself by providing an artistic representation of yourself or your worldview through film. Films should be no more than 5 minutes long, and submissions can be made into the following categories: create a story through scripted film narrative, animation, documentary, or music video/musical/dance performance. Entries will be judged on the following criteria: •Expression of a clear theme; •Quality of the storyline and script (if applicable); •Creativity and/or content originality; •Production quality; and •Editing. To enter, upload your video to YouTube and provide the link in your application. By submitting your work to us, you are giving NSHSS and its partners, affiliates, and licensees the non-exclusive right to publish your work in any format, including print, electronic, and online media. However, all individual contributors to NSHSS retain the right to submit their work for non-exclusive publication elsewhere, and you have our permission to do so. Plagiarism: NSHSS has a no-tolerance policy for plagiarism. Any applicant whose winning work is determined to be plagiarized in whole or in part will forfeit any awards. Applicants must also provide a brief statement describing the work submitted – what inspired the work, how it was created, and the intent. Entries also require an educator recommendation. For questions, contact scholarships@nshss.org

Friday, June 12, 2015

Macquarie University NSHSS Tuition Scholarship

The aim of the Macquarie University Vice-Chancellors Merit scholarship is to offer NSHSS members the opportunity to gain a world renowned Bachelors or Master Degree from a prestigious Australian University. The scholarship is intended for use in Semester 2, 2015 (July start date). Value: The value of the scholarship is $10,000AUD which will be a one off-payment deducted from the student’s first semesters tuition. Priority areas: In accordance with the NSHSS founding values and Macquarie University’s programs, the following areas have been identified as priority areas for the scholarship: Master of International Relations Master of International Communications Master of International Public Diplomacy Master of Environment Bachelor of International Studies Bachelor of Arts in International Relations Bachelor of Arts in International Communications Bachelor of Environment Students who apply for one of more of the above programs will be given priority however, other areas will be considered. Requirements: Students must be a NSHSS member and U.S. resident with a current GPA or 3.0 out of 4 or equivalent.

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Australian Internships 2015

An opportunity for NSHSS college members and recent college graduates to participate in an internship in Australia through our partner Australian Internships, (AI), recognized as the market leader in career development programs for international candidates.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Thermo Fisher Scientific STEM Scholarships 2015

Two $2,500 scholarships for NSHSS college members pursuing a major and career in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics).

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